09 May Use of Accommodations Tax Dollars?
Last year the city elected to use a portion of our Accommodations Tax (bed tax) for security lights in the waterfront park and maintenance of the Spanish Moss Trail. Some were concerned the use was not appropriate given the requirement that the A-TAX dollars are to be used for tourism.
I know Beaufort County has graciously invested A-TAX dollars in the Spanish Moss Trail and other tourism and community building activities. I also believe the city will again use some A-TAX dollars for improvements for tourism. Accordingly, I thought it appropriate to share the following example of how some local governments are investing these dollars generated from hotel visits.